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#YouthBreakingBarriers goes global

United Way’s agency partner Youth Agencies Alliance (YAA) art show begins a global social media campaign to spread youth vision for a better world. Malissa’s vision for a brighter future includes better mental health support for youth, and a ‘#StopSuicide’ hashtag … Continue reading

Sunny skies and generosity

The 24th Annual United Way Winnipeg Golf Tournament saw sunny skies and a lot of generosity on Wednesday at the beautiful Bel Acres Golf & Country Club. More than 140 golfers on 36 teams took part in the Texas Scramble … Continue reading

The secret to happiness.

Turning five is a special event in anyone’s life, and for her fifth birthday Braelyn had a special idea. “She decided she wanted to do something,” said Braelyn’s aunt, Shania Pruden. “We were talking and she doesn’t like it how … Continue reading

As long as the rivers flow.

Treaty No. 1 signed 145 years ago today. The vision of a thriving community is not a new one. At United Way Winnipeg, we recognize that our work and the work of our partners take place on the traditional territory … Continue reading

Youth United 2015-16 grants: for youth, by youth.

The United Way Youth United Council awarded more than $17,000 in grants for youth-led projects in 2015-16 that contributed to positive social change in Winnipeg and neighbouring communities. The Youth United Grants program provides a maximum of $1,000 to projects … Continue reading

Calandra’s story

Your gift means more job skills and money management training so people can stand on their own, above the cycle of poverty. People like Calandra, who struggled to find work and make ends meet after high school. “I was kind … Continue reading